Blenheim is the most populous town in the Marlborough wine-growing region in the north-east of the South Island of New Zealand. It is one of the sunniest towns in the country, with summers that are typically warm and dry, and winters that are normally cool and frosty with clear sunny days.
Collection of World War I planes lovingly restored and captured in realistic settings. Part of the attraction is the association of Peter Jackson (of Lord of the Rings fame) and Weta Workshop with the display. His team has turned what could be just a collection of planes into a drama enjoyed by even those with little interest in aviation or military history. Worth it. Has a cafe.
There is a huge amount of artifacts and many displays which relate to the local history. Also houses "Beavertown" a replica "early Blenheim" village. Visit the audiovisual theater which shows both local and international history-oriented films.
A fun destination for locals and tourists. Sales of fresh strawberries and strawberry products. Real fruit ice-cream and refreshments. Mini petanque court, picnic areas. Parking for camper vans, mini tour buses and bikes.
Numerous awards including gold at the London International Wine Challenge 2003. Number one selling NZ wine company. The multi-million dollar visitor facility has a restaurant, retail store and the Brancott Theater.
Enjoy the scenery and take a tranquil tour around the wineries by bike. There are around 30 wineries within a 10 km radius of Blenheim that can be explored by bike. Pick-up can be arranged from your accommodation.
Offering a range of private transport options, wine tours, transfers for individuals, couples and groups. The company owns and operates cars, vans, buses and coaches as well as launches in the Marlborough Sounds.
Won over 80 gold medals including the Marquis de Goulaine Trophy for Best Sauvignon Blanc in the World at the 1992 International Wine & Spirit Competition. There is also a restaurant and a native garden.
Independent retailer with good selection of novels, non-fiction titles and travel literature. Good selection of local books. Carries the ''Guardian Weekly'' and ''Die Spiegel''.
Has a variety of room options, a communal kitchen area, a spacious lounge room with Freeview on a large plasma TV and a balcony area. Biddy Kate's Irish Bar is also on premises.
Select from half day and full day wine tours. Join a scheduled tour or take your very own private tour. Enjoy the very best of the Marlborough wine region.
Offers wine and coffee tasting. Liqueurs, fruit brandies, infused olive oils etc for sale. Visit the Olive Shop and Quilters Barn (art and craft).
On a terrace with views over Condors Bend and the Richmond Ranges beyond, this organic vineyard produces premium quality wine and olive oil.
A department store, almost incongruous for a smaller town. Large selection of quality (and highly priced) men's, women's and homewear.
Courtyard garden in a green oasis. Wild food pies a specialty but will cater for all tastes. Great range of beer and wine.
The tower at the winery has a commanding view over the lower Wairau River. A great place to get your bearings.
Often meets planes at the airport. Is happy to arrange a wine trail. Seats 10 (but takes single rides too).
Fruit, vegetables, flowers, plants, arts & crafts, Organised by the Rotary Club of Blenheim South
One of NZ's top award winning wineries. Complimentary wine tasting. Winery tours by appointment.
Stylish central accommodation with high quality restaurant attached. (Tastefully) themed rooms.
Boutique local growers, live music and $7 breakfasts cooked by local chefs. Quality coffee.
Luxurious, casual and friendly accommodation, stunning vineyard and mountain views.
Fine dining in central Blenheim. Contemporary cuisine in a classic building.
Located in the heart of the wine growing district. Rural vistas.
Delicious food, stunning location, friendly hospitable hosts.
Pizza restaurant by day. Live DJs by night some weekends
Notable for a selection of local wines priced right.
A 5 star experience. Multi-award winning dining.
The only night club. Still a cultural experience.
Every town has one. Quiz nights on Wednesdays.
Offers free pickup from the iSite or airport.